A scene from Minnesota Opera’s new production of Elektra, which opens tonight in St. Paul, MN. Photo by Cory Weaver.
Minnesota Opera’s production of Elektra opens tonight at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN. This production of an opera by Richard Strauss treats Greek myth with a taste of black-and-white film and a strong helping of Art Deco. The production is directed by Brian Staufenbiel, who also headed up the projection design. Matthew LeFebvre designed the costumes, Nicole Pearce designed the lighting, and the projects and video design were created by David Murakami. Here’s what their combined visions look like on stage.